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Pedestrian Danger; NCAA; Stuy-Town; Childhood in NYC

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Thursday, April 04, 2013

A new study found that the majority of pedestrians struck in New York City were hit while in a crosswalk. Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times explains the other findings on driver, cyclist and pedestrian safety. Plus: New York Magazine's Will Leitch on Kevin Ware's injury and the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice; Charles Bagli discusses his new book on the financial collapse of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village; and your calls on childhood in New York. 

Not So Safe To Cross

A new study on pedestrian and cyclist injuries in New York City reports that the majority of pedestrians struck are in a crosswalk at the time of collision. Matt FlegenheimerNew York Times reporter, discusses the study's findings, and Charles Komanoff, transport economist and director of the Carbon Tax Center, joins the conversation.

 

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March Madness, the NCAA and Sports Culture

Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine and senior writer at Sports On Earth, talks about what Kevin Ware's injury and the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice say about March Madness, the NCAA and sports culture as a whole.

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Following Up: Killer Robots

Steve Goose, director of Human Rights Watch's arms division, discusses the organization's campaign to prevent the development of fully automated weapons -- robots that can select targets and deliver force without human control.

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Stuy-Town Disaster

Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter and the author of Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made, explains the housing crisis through the prism of the Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village sale-gone-bad.

 

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After Sandy: Renting at the Jersey Shore

New York Times reporter Kate Zernike discusses the outlook for the vital summer rental market at the Jersey Shore post-Sandy.

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Open Phones: New York Childhoods

New York Magazine contributor Jennifer Vineyard talks about the childhood memories she curated from celebrated New Yorkers for this week's cover feature and takes calls from listeners.  What's your only-in-New York childhood memory?  

 

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